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The summit of Mount Everest, reached at 29,029 feet above sea level, is the highest point on Earth and a universal peak many feel compelled to conquer. This stands in full contrast to the subjective goals of weight loss I am all too familiar with. The concept of being thin can be a more inconceivable idea than climbing to the top of Mount Everest. I walked 29,029 steps (13.09 miles) on March 28, 2015 during an online live performance that completed in 4.5 hours. By utilizing my body for an athletic task it appears incapable of, I am complicating the prejudices associated with my scrutinized body type. A momentary mark was made on the ground from this walk in a continuous circle for Insurmount.

4-hour livestream performance

40" x 60" archival inkjet print on cotton rag

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